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SHIPS PASSENGER LISTS

* Search for Your Immigrant Ancestor in Ports of Arrival U.S.A. | Canada | Australia & New Zealand | South Africa | England
* Find Ancestors on Ships Passenger Lists Outbound from USA & Canada
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Ships Passenger Lists to Canada 1400 to 1800

Finding Ancestors on Canadian Passenger Lists
Start your ancestor search with Canadian Passenger Lists online, Passengers & Immigration Help, What's available in Canadian immigration before 1865, or Finding Ships Passenger Lists to Canada

Ships Passenger Lists Before 1865

There are no comprehensive ships passenger lists of immigrants arriving in Canada prior to 1865. Until that year, shipping companies were not required by the government to keep their passenger manifests.

Immigration Projects Online

* Edinburgh Settlers 1815 General List of Settlers enrolled for Canada under the Government Regulations at Edinburgh 1815. These lists of passengers are a compilation of two lists.
* Return of Irish Catholic (Counties Wexford & Carlow) families who Sailed from New Ross to Upper Eastern Canada in 1817
* Alms House Admission Foreigners & Nativity Records with Ships Names 1819 - 1840 (New York City, New York) includes individuals who had sailed into Canada first
* Ships passenger lists for Peter Robinson Settlers sailing 1825 Ireland to Canada (includes passenger lists and surgeon's logs of the sick and dying, plus 180 Settlers Survey Responses 1823-1825)
* St. Lawrence Steamboat Co. Passenger Records 1819-1836
* Poor Law Union Immigration from England to Canada 1836-1853 names of impoverished emigrants sent from England to Canada on board 23 ships. Also names of emigrants each year from 1836 - 1871 (no ship names)
* The Hawke Papers, letterbooks of Chief Emigrant Agent Anthony B. Hawke are available at the Archives of Ontario from 1831 to 1892. Search the searchable database 1865 - 1883 The 1831-1865 records are not online but can be consulted at the Ontario Archives
* Passenger Books of J & J Cooke, Shipping Agents with sailings from Londonderry Ireland to Quebec and St. John New Brunswick from 1847 to 1871.
* People from the Fitzwilliam estate in Ireland who settled in Ontario, 1847-1855 Settlement in East half of Ontario
*A Story of Emigration: Southwest Wicklow (Ireland) to Ontario 1840s Settlement in West half of Ontario
* Index of Names of Emigrants from the 1845-1847 Records of James Allison, Emigrant Agent at Montreal
* Records of James Allison, Emigrant Agent at Montreal, 1823-1845 on Ancestry.com Full details [$]
* Emigration Agent Returns of Emigrant Orphans, 1847 on Ancestry.com [$]
* Filling in the Gaps: Partial Ships Passenger Lists 1850-1855 Names of Individuals in the New York Almshouse who arrived in Canada before going on to New York (includes name of ship, date of arrival and more)
* Return of Emigrants Landed at the Port of Kingston Ontario, Canada 1861-1882 gives the final destination of the individuals, their date of arrival at Kingston and more.
* Petworth Immigrants 1832-1837
* Emigrants from England in New York City Almshouse 1818-1830 - 254 names of English immigrants to Canada & USA including the name of the ship they sailed on
* Irish Immigrants at Grosse-Īle - 33,026 immigrants whose names appear in surviving records of the Grosse-Īle Quarantine Station between 1832 and 1937.
* Search most ships lists on the Internet going to Canada and the online InGeneas databases for immigration to Canada 1800s
* Saint John New Brunswick Customs House Passenger Lists 1815, 1832, 1833-1834 & 1837-1838 - the only known surviving lists from this time period. Most of the Customs House records were lost in 1877 in the Great Fire of Saint John. Famine lists from 1845-1850 appear also to have been lost.
* Colonial Archives Database contains over 70,000 detailed descriptions of documents in the archival collection mainly of the British and French colonial periods. Search Tip from Lorine: Use French keyword "passagers" to virew the 526 entries re passengers to New France, Louisiana etc. Note that the records are NOT duplicated in both English & French. For eg. "passengers" gives 89 hits only
* Index to Miscellaneous Immigrants to Canada Before 1865 A number of lists have been indexed by name in this database. Many of the records relate to immigrants from the British Isles to Quebec and Ontario, but there are also references to settlers in other provinces. The database also includes other types of records such as declarations of aliens and names of some Irish orphans.


Passenger lists for Ships to Canada after 1865

Search Tip - English or Irish ancestors to Canada might be found in U.K. Directories, 1680-1830, Irish Flax Growers List, 1796 or Irish Records Index, 1500-1920

 FREE access to Ships' Passenger Lists on Ancestry.com - Find your Immigrant Ancestors! No credit card required

NEW! Request a search for your ancestor in the following Books of Immigration and Ships Passenger Lists Records from my personal collection. These Canadian immigration records are not online.
  • [BOOK 1] Names of Emigrants 1845-1847. Records of James Allison, Emigrant Agent at Montreal (Quebec Canada)
  • [BOOKS 2-4] Canada Company Remittance Books 1843-1847 in 3 Volumes.
  • [BOOK 5] Index of Passengers Who Emigrated to Canada between 1817 and 1849.
Ships Passenger Lists to Canada 1500s

Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListLe Christoph April 14, 1535 voyage to Newfoundland from La Rochelle, France
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListList of the Crew of Jacques Cartier Second Voyage, Spring 1535
Ships Passenger Lists to Canada 1600s
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListIndex to Lists of Ships Sailing from France to New France (Quebec) 1600s & 1700s - gives dates of arrival, port of arrival and names of Captains
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListShips to New France 1633 - 1647
free Ships Passenger List to CanadaLe Soleil 1638 France to New France (Quebec)
free Ships Passenger List to CanadaLe Saint-Clement en 1643
free Ships Passenger List to CanadaPassenger List of the Saint-Andre, 1659
free Ships Passenger List to CanadaLe Moulin d'Or France to New France (Quebec) 1666
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListLes filles du Roi explanation of the FDR and their immigration to New France between 1663 and 1673.
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListFilles du roi
List of the 'filles du roi' (King's daughters) plus their marriage dates, locations and husbands' names.
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListRepertory of the Filles du RoiAlphabetical repertory of the FDR and their husbands.
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListShips of the Carignan Regiment Info and pictures of the seven ships that transported the regiment in 1665
free Ships Passenger List to CanadaLe Saint Jean Baptiste France to New France (Quebec) 1666
Ships Passenger Lists to Canada 1748
free Ships Passenger List to Canadapassengers to Nova Scotia on a variety of ships 1748
free Ships Passenger List to CanadaShips to Nova Scotia ~ List of 142 immigrants to Nova Scotia 1748-1749 on various ships
Ships Passenger Lists to Canada 1749
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListAlexander June 1749 to Halifax Nova Scotia
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListBaltimore June 1749 to Halifax Nova Scotia
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListBeaufort June 1749 to Halifax Nova Scotia
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListBrotherhood June 1749 to Halifax Nova Scotia
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListCanning June 1749 to Halifax Nova Scotia
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListCharlton June 1749 to Halifax Nova Scotia
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListCornwallis Ships to Halifax - 1749
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListEverely 1749 to Nova Scotia
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListFair Lady Glasgow Scotland to Nova Scotia 1749
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListLondon 1749 to Nova Scotia
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListMerry Jacks to Nova Scotia 1749
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListRochampton 1749 to Nova Scotia
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListSphinx 1749 to Nova Scotia
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListWilmington 1749 to Nova Scotia
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListWinchelsea 1749 to Nova Scotia
Ships Passenger Lists to Canada 1750

free Ships Passenger List to Canada The Ann 1750 to Nova Scotia
Ships Passenger Lists to Canada 1751

free Ships Passenger List to CanadaThe Gale 1751 to Nova Scotia
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListMurdoch 100 Families of German Protestants 25 Jun 1751 to Nova Scotia
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListPearl 2 Jul 1751 from Rotterdam to Nova Scotia.
free Ships Passenger List to CanadaThe Speedwell 1751 to Nova Scotia
Ships Passenger Lists to Canada 1752

free Ships Passenger List to CanadaThe Betty 1752 to Nova Scotia
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger List  The Gale 1752 Rotterdam to Nova Scotia
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger List  The Pearl 1752 Rotterdam to Nova Scotia
free Ships Passenger List to CanadaThe Sally 1752 to Nova Scotia
free Ships Passenger List to CanadaThe Sally 1752 to Nova Scotia
free Ships Passenger List to CanadaThe Speedwell 1752 to Nova Scotia
Ships Passenger Lists to Canada 1760

Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger List  Lydia Newport Rhode Island to Nova Scotia 1760
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger List  SallyNewport Rhode Island to Nova Scotia 1760
Ships Passenger Lists to Canada 1770

Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListThe Annabella Scotland to PEI 1770 *PARTIAL LIST
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListEdinburgh voyage from Campbeltown, Scotland to Cape Fear, North Carolina in 1770 and to Island of St. Johns (Prince Edward Island) in 1771
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListThe Falmouth From Greenock, Scotland to St. Peters Bay, P.E.I., Canada, 1770
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListThe Falmouth Greenock Scotland to St. Peters Bay, P.E.I Canada, 1770 *Reconstructed List
Ships Passenger Lists to Canada 1772

Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListAlexander Scotland to PEI, Canada 1772
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListDuke of York arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia from Liverpool, England on May 1, 1772
Ships Passenger Lists to Canada 1773

Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListThe Hector Greenock Scotland o Nova Scotia, Canada 1773
Ships Passenger Lists to Canada 1774

Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListAlbion from Hull, Yorkshire, England, 1774 to Halifax, Nova Scotia, with 184 passengers
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListThe Lovely Nellie Galloway, Scotland, Arr. Island of St. John, Canada 1774
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListProvidence from Newcastle, England to Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1774
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListThomas and William from Yorkshire to Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1774
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger List Two Friends Yorkshire to Nova Scotia
Ships Passenger Lists to Canada 1775

Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListThe Elizabeth Greenock Scotland to PEI 1775 *PARTIAL LIST
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger List Jenny 1775 Yorkshire to Nova Scotia
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListThe Lively August 1775 From Britain to St. Peters Bay, P.EI Canada.
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListThe Lively Britain to PEI Canada 1775
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListThe Lovely Nellie Galloway, Scotland, Arr. Island of St. John, Canada 1775
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger List The Providence 1775 Northumberland to Nova Scotia
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger List  The Squirrel 1775 Poole to Nova Scotia
Ships Passenger Lists to Canada 1783

Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger List  Apollo New York to Nova Scotia 1783
Ships Passenger Lists to Canada 1790

Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListThe British Queen Scotland to PEI, Canada 1790
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListThe Jane Drimindarach Scotland to PEI, Canada 1790
Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListThe Lucy Drimindarach Scotland to PEI, Canada 1790

Look for books on Canadian Immigration

Not an Olive Tree Genealogy Ships Passenger ListRECORD OF CANADIAN SHIPPING 1786-1920 - The Frederick W. Wallace Ship Lists Searchable database

The National Archives of Canada holds immigration records from 1865 to 1935. In cooperation with the National Archives of Canada, the Pier 21 Society in Halifax, Nova Scotia, has input the information from the passenger list indexes for the years 1925-1935 into an online database.

You may wish to join CAN-SHIPSLISTS-PRE1865. This is a mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding ship passenger lists, immigration records, naturalization records and ships' lists substitutes for immigration to Canada before 1865. To subscribe send "subscribe" to can-shipslists-pre1865-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or can-shipslists-pre1865-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode)." More information can be found on the Rootsweb CAN-SHIPSLISTS-PRE1865 page.

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